Birthdays & Thank You’s …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so sorry I missed you yesterday, I got so involved in creating for my upcoming Stampin’ Retreat that I missed my blog post!! Sooooo … that means I have 2 cards for you today.  And what two better occasions for samples than Birthday’s and Thank You’s.

Our first card today comes from the Occasions catalog and the adorable stamp set; Amazing Life ….

We begin with the background and the Gingham Gala 6 x 6 Designer Series paper (Currently on Backorder) but more is coming in shortly.  The images are stamped and colored and then cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. Oh my gosh … there are 13 dies and you can seat them into each other and create frames! It’s Amazing and the as I said, it coordinates with the stamp set so you can save 10% when you purchase them together.

Did you notice that they also stamped on the designer paper … too cute!

Our next card is from the Needlepoint Nook product suite on pages 38 and 39 of your Occasions Catalog … If you’ve been looking for that perfect needlepoint look, then look no further than the Needlpoint Nook Suite, sit back and join me for a quick video showcasing this product suite …

Here is a close up of one of these beautiful cards …

When you purchase this bundle and the designer paper you will qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item.  If you have questions on how to place your order, or would prefer I do it for you, please contact me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com or shoot me a message.  You can also find me on my Facebook page… https://www.facebook.com/Lindas-Stampin-Escape-107404235998347/

Thank you so much for joining me today, hope yours is a good one!

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Wonderful Floral …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a card that I created using the Floral Romance Product Suite. It’s a stunning product suite and not just for “romance” but for many occasions … In the next few days I will be sharing more samples from this suite.

Lets start out simple yet elegant, and it’s easy to accomplish when you are using the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series paper …  The top two pictured are “Vellum” paper and you get 3 sheets of each.

This is one pack of designer paper that will have no waste whats so ever … every one is prettier than the next.  The pretty floral pattern is the base of our card today.  I started with the Fresh Fig cardstock and added a piece of Whisper White to really make the floral pattern shine …

The pattern on this vellum is stunning … it was designed with amazing layers of color to create depth.  It looked nice on the Fresh Fig but the white behind it really made it stand out.

Then I added the Pink and White Variegated ribbon which has a light texture and is so soft and pretty.  Our greeting comes from the Wonderful Romance stamp set (and the dies were so “hot” they just sold out”… but you could use any of our dies to highlight the greetings in this set.

I could not resist using the cute Frosted Flower Embellishments (they are listed as Low Inventory) and even popped a few of our “old” pearls inside … I couldn’t resist.  Put a few pearls on the flowers on the vellum too, it added some fun texture to the card.

You could most definitely make a ton of these pretty cards … 18 to be exact as you get 3 sheets of this pretty vellum design. Simple and Elegant.

So happy that you joined me today, I hope you have a beautiful day!

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Mini Pizza Boxes … All Decked Out!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are doing well.  It’s finally warming up here but it’s coming with rain … however, I’ll take the rain over the blizzard conditions to the west of us!! Stay warm my friends!

Today I’d like to share another Sale-a-bration item … The Mini Pizza Box and the many different ways it can be decked out (and stuffed) Did you know two good sized cookies fit in there!!

First lets team up the Pizza Box with another Sale-a-Bration item, the “Home to Roost” stamp set.  How cute are these two items together.

Next … I would like to share one of my mantle gifts from a past Stamping Retreat.  I turned the pizza box into a “gift box”… and I embossed the top flap!! Did you know that you can use your folders to emboss the cover of the pizza box.  I decked it out with a silver glitter bow on top and rhinestones on the front … they were so pretty!

A project that our attendees made were these festively decorated pizza boxes with three gift tags tucked inside.  These also made a cute little gift, whether they wanted to share them or keep the gift box with tags for themselves … we had a blast making them and they were pretty easy to make.

Let’s move away from Christmas and head over to a birthday celebration … this cute box is surely filled with lots of happy surprises and birthday wishes.  The pizza box is paired up with the “Postcard Pals” stamp set, and I know of few of my grandchildren who would love to get this for their birthday ….

If you don’t have little kids or grandchildren to deck out one of the pizza boxes … why not try the “One Wild Ride” stamp set with it.  What a fabulous way to deck out a gift card, certificate or hey … cash!!

I hope you enjoyed the five fun ways to decorate your pizza boxes … they’re so cute I wonder if they’ll even care what’s inside!  With just a $50 order, you can add these to your goodies for FREE.  Or … if you have more supplies you need to stock up on, you can add that handsome Rooster as well.

Thank you so much for spending part of your Wednesday with me …

Have yourself and awesome day.

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Painted Seasons Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With only a few weeks remaining in our Sale-a-bration celebration, I wanted to share a few images of the Painted Seasons Stamp Set, it’s our Sale-a-bration product of the week … 

The Painted Seasons Stamp Set is full of beautiful imagery perfect for every occasion throughout the year. And the textures add so much delicate charm to any project!

This handy stamp set comes with the designer series paper and was part of the 2nd Sale-a-bration release …

Natural images that you can stamp in different colors to recreate different seasons. Bundle includes Designer Series Paper for easy coordination.

This cute bundle also has a set of dies that was released with the Sale-a-bration Coordination products … If you like these, get them quick because the Frogs and Cupcake dies have SOLD OUT already!

The Four Seasons Framelit Dies are still available as is the Painted Seasons Stamp Set that is full of beautiful imagery perfect for every occasion throughout the year…  the textures add so much delicate charm to any project!

Here is even more information on this bundle and the dies … Sit back, relax and watch the video ~

Please let me know if you have any questions.  The item number for the The Four Seasons Framelit Dies is 150074 and can be ordered in combination with other items so you can earn this beautiful bundle for free.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today ~

Have a Happy Tuesday!

 

It’s just Meant to Be …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a parade of cards for you that were created with the “Meant to Be” Bundle …   We will begin simply with ink, paper and stamps.  This is how most of us began our stamping adventures.

 

Our next card showcases the technique of stamping your own background.  A touch of foil paper to make the card pop and you’ve got another cute card…

 

Now it’s time to add a bit of designer paper to your stamps and ink, and who said hearts were only for Valentine’s … Why heck, just think marriage, anniversary, new baby, and friendship …

 

Let’s step it up just a bit more and add some beautiful designer vellum and some heart dies (and flowers) to add a touch of class to your card. This card is so simple when you pull out your BigShot and dies … quick -n- beautiful.

 

Let’s have some fun now … since we’re using the BigShot, let’s pull out the Gingham paper and use those hearts to say I love you …

 

Wow … now we have the BigShot out, then we’ll add some cute designer paper and we’ll add edgelits and while we’re at it, I’m going to grab the triple banner punch, because banners are hot right now!! Oh yes, and it’s a cute way to add a greeting!

 

Oh now we’re really having FUN … we’ve got the stamps, the ink, the paper … and designer paper, and FOIL and our dies.  Well, why not run one of those die cut hearts through the BigShot and emboss it with one of our pretty embossing folders.  If you have it in your supplies … why not use it!!

 

WOW … and why create only cards? Make a cute little gift box using the Window Box thinlits, the hearts and some stamping.

 

So look at all the fabulous cards and gifts you can create with the Meant to Be bundle in the Occasions Catalog.  Don’t forget that we are in our last month of Sale-a-bration and for each $50 you purchase, you qualify for FREE Sale-a-bration items!!  Wooo Hooo.


So … are you ready to add this versatile bundle to your stamping collection?  If so, just go to the bottom of the page and click on the product bundle, that will take you right to my stamping store.

And as always, I reward my stampin’ friends with a Virtual Rewards point for each $50 you spend (plus your Sale-a-bration reward).

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me.

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A Friend Chooses You Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Brrrrr … It’s a cold one here in Wisconsin, we’re sitting at about 1° Fahrenheit!! Yesterday it was in the 30’s with the wind blowing the melting snow like water.  It’s been a weird winter and I can’t wait for spring!  Spring is warm and full of butterflies and so is my card I have for you today …

I used the Beauty Abounds bundle for today’s card with a spring-like color pallet and our basic black to really make the card pop!!  The designer paper is from the Botanical Butterflies that you can get for FREE in our Sale-a-bration catalog. When you purchase the Beauty Abounds bundle you can pick out the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series paper for free.

I love that the Flamingo has a hint of orange, it gives it such a … well, Flamingo color!  To make it even pop more and to create a beautiful depth in the butterfly, we sponged color on color (Flirty Flamingo on Flirty Flamingo) It is an old technique that is still going strong today … it add so much depth to your projects …

I did the insides of the smaller butterflies and the outer edges of the larger butter, mainly because my greeting was going in the center of the card and would cover the center of the larger butterfly.  I cased they layout of the card directly from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and just tweeked it a bit to reflect my style … the sponging and the beautiful designer paper background.

We also made this card at my February Stamp Clubs. We used the double dies to created the layered look with the Basic Black on top and popped them all up with the Mini Dimensionals.

The greeting “A friend is someone who chooses you …” comes from the Beauty Abounds stamp set and inside it says “out of a whole world of people”. So besides the beautiful butterflies which were a favorite of my Mom’s, the verses in this bundle are outstanding.

Soooo …. pretty!! I know the other butterfly set really took off, but this one is my favorite ❤ the images, the font and the meaning of the verses is what did it for me.

Thank you for joining me on this chilly day, I hope it’s warmers wherever you are!

Have a fabulous day ~

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Our Friendship Butterfly Card …

Hello Stamping Friends ~

I would like to thank the many for your condolences … your kind words are such a comfort. Whether you reached out by messaging me below, on my Facebook page or personally … I cannot begin to express my gratitude all of the support and encouragement ❤ I am blessed. My niece, Eileen’s daughter read through them all and was so touched by everyone’s kindness.  Thank you.

Today I would like to share with you a card that we did at our Stamping Club earlier this month.  We used the Beauty Abounds bundle on page 13 of the Occasions Catalog.  When I saw it … I had to have it. My Mom loved butterflies so every time I see one … I think of her. This way she is always around me.

I must say … this card is much more beautiful in the hand! We used the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Combo for coloring our flowers and butterfly and then the Olive and Granny Apple Green for a beautiful contrast on our leaves.  The secret to the leaves is to color the dark first. then go over it with the brighter Granny Apple Green.

The beautiful greeting was die cut using the Layering Circle Framelits, and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals … as was the butterfly.  We added just a touch of the Wink of Stella (not visible on the photo) in the center of our flowers and then gently over our butterfly to give it a hint of sparkle but not overpower.  We also added some Rhinestones which were colored with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends.

The inside was stamped and colored just as the front with a touch of our Wink of Stella as well.  It is amazing how the touch of Stella can transform a card.  You can see from this angle that not only did we pop up the greeting and butterfly, but the entire front as well.

I had a few more of these to make (for those who missed club) … YES, I make up the samples for my Club participants as long as they have their orders and payment in before class.  I wouldn’t want them to miss out on the amazing cards we do.

Anyway … I love coloring with the Stampin’ Blends; coloring in general, it is relaxing and soothing for the soul. My quiet and reflective time.

Thank you so much for stopping back today, I hope your day is filled with “A Million Little Wonderful Things”.

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Sweet, Sweet, Baby!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Valentine’s Day!! ❤

Have you noticed there are certain things you can count on always needing cards for: birthdays, thank you, and babies. Today I have the cutest cards created by our Stampin’ Up! offices. The first is Perfectly Paired from the Occasions Catalog … This caught my eye right away because of I a collection of all things Noah’s Ark.  This would make a perfect picture hanging in a child’s room!!

Also perfect for those of you who love to color … break out the Stampin’ Blends because this stamp set is perfect for them.  If you don’t have your blends yet, the watercolor pencils would be quick -n- easy and give you a totally different look.

The cute little gift bag is made with the Little Twinkle stamp set from the big Annual Catalog and coordinates with the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series paper!  This is a very versatile stamp set and I have it in my collection … along with the designer paper (I use it for many occasions!).   It also coordinates with the Twinkle Builder punch, Twinkle, Twinkle Cardstock pack and Twinkle Adhesive backed sequins!!

Here are a few more projects the “just twinkle” …

The cute little “Written in the Stars” gift card in the upper left hand corner and the “Love you More than the Star’s” in the lower right hand corner would be perfect for Valentines Day or a birthday.  I think birthdays are the perfect time to say “I Love You” …. heck, that’s everyday!

I wish you a warm and wonderful day today!

Be Happy ~

 

Spring Butterflies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you ready for spring?  With all this snow and below zero temperatures, I a sooooo ready for spring.  Warm sunny days, flowers and butterflies! Today I have some cute samples of butterflies for you … I think our Sale-a-bration Butterfly Elements are just Grand!

 

The pretty little butterflies are our Butterfly Wooden Elements that you can get for FREE during our Sale-a-bration period.  The spectacular greeting comes from our “Life is Grand” stamp set which is found in our Occasions Catalog on page 17.

Grand words for you to add grandeur where it is needed. This Distinktive stamp set makes it easy to create eye-catching projects.

The next grouping of card samples comes from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and accompanied with our Butterfly Elements again …

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I hope that these cute card samples warmed your day … I’m sure they will warm someone’s heart when you copy any of these samples and send them to a friend or family member.  Cold days are great days to get some stamping done …

Enjoy your Saturday and thank you for checking in on me today.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday series of cards.

Meet me at the bay …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back today with my latest lighthouse picture and step by step instructions. As I said before, I have a fascination with lighthouses and the minute I say the “By The Bay” stamp set, I knew I wanted to team it up with the “High Tide” stamp set and the lighthouse in it.  This card also features the “Masking” Technique.  I’m in awe … and in love with these two sets!

I am so inspired by lighthouses … they amaze me.  I think I said that before – lol.  You’ve see this lighthouse before (below) but I want you to see where my inspiration came from, the lighthouse is tucked behind the home (Masking Technique) and the roof of the houses are a red …

This is the St. Augustine Lighthouse if Florida … rumor has it, it’s one of the most haunted lighthouses in the United States. I can not confirm that … the only thing that scared me was getting to the top!!

Let’s take a look at how I pulled this together.  I decided to use the Stamparatus because it gives you perfect placement each time, so whether you are creating multiple cards or if you “mis-stamp” and you can go over it again perfectly … it’s a great tool to add to your stamping room.

Because I’m stamping with the red rubber stamp first, I am not using the mat (pad).  Here I will ink up the red rubber stamp and then swing the plate onto my cardstock and I’ll give it a little push down.  Perfect … however, if you miss a spot or if you’d like it darker, then re-ink your image and stamp again … remember, it is already placed on the plate and the card stock is held down so it will stamp directly over your first image.

On this photo you can see my first image, you will also see another stamp (my lighthouse) on the plate.  Isn’t that cool … just flip the plate over and add another stamp.  I will be flipping my hinged plate over to stamp the lighthouse next …

My house is stamped so I need to put the mask on, but before I do that, I had to add the black pad underneath my project because I need the extra height when stamping with the photopolymer stamps.  Once set up, I’m ready to stamp the first of two lighthouse images.

Because I have the “mask” over my house, that part of the lighthouse will not stamp on it … it will appear to be behind the house.  You can also see that I am inking up the second of the lighthouse images, I’m stamping in Real Red.

I just give the plate / image a little pressure to ensure good coverage.  Once that is done … I will be able to remove the mask. It’s a fun reveal.

Time to take my project off and get ready to color … I will be doing that with the Stampin’ Blends…

The greeting I used on todays card comes from the “High Tide” stamp set. And the fun paper behind the stamping comes from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper.  This and the By the Bay stamp set can be found in the Sale-a-bration catalog and can be yours FREE.  Ask me how.

I thank you for stopping back today to check out my card.  I can actually picture myself sitting by the bay here … beats the -50 below we are experience here! Work has been called off so I will be stamping and baking today.  Both tasks are in preparation for my upcoming Spring Retreat.

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

 

By the Bay Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you noticed the By the Bay stamp set in your Sale-A-Bration brochure? This is our Sale-a-bration product of the week.

This stamp set is great for masculine, feminine, or gender neutral projects because of the realistic art style and serene imagery. It was designed with coloring techniques in mind, so break out your Stampin’ Blends, your Aquapainters, or Blender pen, and get your coloring groove on!

The Thinking of You card sample is perfect for beginner stampers. By stamping the image multiple times, you can extend your images across the front of your card. Because of the way the stamp is designed, the images has an artistic, hand-drawn look and it can be left without being colored in.

The Thank You card would be great for you casual stampers. You can practice water coloring with just a few colors and get the hang of the method without feeling overwhelmed.  The Wood Textures designer paper adds to the rustic feel of the card and keeps it on the easy side.

The Lead to Happiness sample shows how mixing and layering colors together can achieve this dynamic look. You’ll fall in love with the watercolor technique and this stamp set.

Another Thank You card in case you’ve really fallen in love with your watercoloring and can’t just leave them seagulls without any color …

You’ll find this beautiful card right in your Sale-a-bration catalog!!  Our catalogs have great samples in them and are a wonderful inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by … I’m all for a walk on a sandy beach on a warm day, beats shoveling snow! lol

Enjoy your day ~

Triple My Tuesday Stampin’ Fun!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Woo Hooo … I had fun creating these projects last night, if fact, I have 3 to share with you today.  Yesterday I shared the January Paper Pumpkin video, so today I wanted to share with you my alternative projects.

Lets begin with the Paper Pumpkin itself … this cute little pillow box was fun to make and fun to stuff with candy!!

Didn’t really change anything on this little project except that I stamped the hearts on the circle background.  The hearts come in the stamp set (there are a lot of cute stamps in this set!).

My next project is an Alternative to the kit … LOL, it’s actually a mistake!!  I was watching TV and not reading the instructions a glued two of the pillow boxes together. So as I tell my stampin’ friends … “there are not mistakes in stamping, just opportunities to embellish”. So here is what I came up with ….

I remembered those circle fold cards, so I scored my boxes above the “pre-scored” line, then cut them down to sides so I could fold the flaps in … it worked beautifully.  I had to decorate my box with those cute little Chameleons.  The heart in the background and the pretty heart embellishments all come with the kit, as does my greeting.

I finished off this sweet little package of treats with the Dotted Swiss Ribbon … I just love the way this little boo-boo turned out!!  That brings me to the card that I made.  My blog followers may recognized this layout …

I told you that I loved those little chameleons, I just had to use them again … mainly because I wanted to use the greeting “You’re One-In-A Chameleon” … lol.  Again, the heart embellishments are from the kit but the large heart (although there is one in the kit) I used the “All My Love” Designer Series paper and the “Be Mine” Stitched Framelit to cut it out.

The “I” comes from the “Large Numbers” framelits and the “YOU” is from the “Celebrate You” Thinlets which were FREE during Sale-a-bration last year!  This year I’m using the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack.

Hope you enjoyed todays card and projects.  When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, don’t be afraid to use it with other stamp set and accessories you already have.  This one coordinates with the “Animal Outing” stamp set.

Thank you for dropping in on me today.  Have a great day … and I hope it’s triple the fun!!

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Simply Sunday: Butterfly Gala

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a beautiful card to share with you today that is simple to recreate. I’ve been in a bit in a funk lately, and my creativity was just not there, so I took a few days off, when I realized that it has been a year since we lost our Mom.

While sleeping last night, this card came to me, so it is dedicated to my Mom … who “LOVED” Butterflies!!

I started with the Gingham Gala for my background and the Botanical Butterfly (SAB) Designer Series papers, along with the butterfly punch from the bundle. I used the Balmy Blue from the Gingham Gala Cardstock pack to mat my Balmy Blue Gingham paper … Blue was my Mom’s favorite color. Her bathrooms was actually this color blue with butterflies!

When punching out the butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly Designer paper (FREE with a $50 purchase during SAB / Sale-a-bration!) I cut out the large butterfly and attached it to a piece of vellum cardstock … this made it easier to slide the butterfly into the punch and I actually kept it on my butterfly for a 3-D effect.

The little butterflies are punched out from another pattern from the Botanical Butterfly Designer paper.  All of my butterflies are highlighting my greeting which comes from the Wonderful Romance stamp set and is punched out with the 2″ Circle punch.  My butterflies and greeting are popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My card was completed with a pretty bow from the Organdy Ribbon Combo pack that coordinates with the Gingham Gala product suite and can be yours free with a $50 purchase during our Sale-a-bration period.

I think my Mom would love this card, and I thank you for spending some of your time with me as I honor my Mom.

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Have a blessed day ~

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Are we having fun yet?

Hello … How are you doing today my Stampin’  Friends?

I have a fun post for you today … I have samples and a video to share with you today.  If you don’t have one of your catalogs, let me know … You’ve got to have these!!

I’m so excited to share products from these catalogs with you. YOU can get excited too, because if you’ve order through me in the past year … you should be getting your catalogs in your mailbox soon!!

These projects feature the Whether Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. Whether you enjoy coloring or prefer already-colored paper…  you will love the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.

Did you know that you can earn the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper for free? Plus, it coordinates with the Gingham Gala Suite from the occasions catalog.

Take a look at the video to see how all of these product coordinate, and even more beautiful sample …

What do you think? Are you lovin’ the butterflies? And how about the 5 coordinating spools of ribbon!!

I would love to show you and your friends even more, but better yet … while we’re together, let’s stamp!!  Be the first of your friends / family to host a stampin’ party (You can even use my stamp room!)  That way your friends will have time to host a party themselves and earn free products too!!

So far my hostesses have been averaging $80 – $120 in FREEBIES!!  Let’s see what we can do for you!!

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Have yourself a wonderful day ~

 

 

I “Heart” You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have that cute card I promised you!!  I ❤ my Stampin’ Up! job and I ❤ this bundle.  I just had to share a least one more card with you from the Meant to Be bundle.

Did you know that the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies actually coordinate with the All My Love Designer Series paper … and the pretty flower hearts (2 sizes) can be cut with the dies.

Today’s card features the die cut heart … 

Oh my, my … isn’t this cute!! I love the floral heart with the Highland Heather Gingham Gala 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper.  I ❤ you! The “I” was die cut from the Large Letters Framelits Dies and “YOU” comes from the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies which were from our Sale-a-Bration catalog last year!

This year you can get the pretty Organdy Ribbon for Free… 5 bolts of ribbon: Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove and Lemon Lime and its on todays card. Isn’t it amazing what a little ribbon can do to a card?

I hope you enjoyed todays card, and I thank you for stopping back today.

Have a great day ~

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